Friday, December 20, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8

Hello!  We're half way thru my take on the 12 Days of Christmas and today I created a card that I am so excited about, I almost peed my pants!  So, I think everyone in the free world knows that my sister spoiled me this year and sent me a Silhouette Portrait.  Because it arrived when it did, it made me change the direction of how I thought this series would go.

I have absolutely loved getting know this machine and getting cut files for it.  I liked that I was able to buy some cuts before I got the machine and take advantage of Silhouette Online store sale.  I can't wait to see what the sale is going to be on subscriptions. That starts on 12/26 - they let the cat out of the bag, not me.  Anyway, what I've not loved about the online store is that they don't {yet} tell you which files are not compatible with the Portrait.  I bought a file and then wished I hadn't because it's sized for the Cameo.  I'll continue this story in a minute.

Here's the front of the card, featuring an adorable digi from Deedee's Digi's.  This is from the set called Christmas Cutie.

And now to continue my story.  So I decided to play with the file anyway.  I re-sized to fit the mat and cut it out.  Well, I took one look at it and "YES!  I can use this!!"  I went back to the Silhouette software and un-grouped the file and deleted the piece that is meant to the the base of the card or the outside.  Then it sort of re-grouped itself because I didn't have to do it, and moved it over and re-sized again.  The result is an inside that just needed to be trimmed 1/8" on each right and left side.  Ta-da......

Now do see why such excitement.  The easiest, the coolest, the funnest pop-up ever!  Happy happy happy!!

1 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

Wow!! This is so neat!! I can see why you were so excited! (Just get some Depends and craft on! LOL)

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